Dendrobium Terrestrial Ecology Monitoring Program – GIS

As part of the Dendrobium Terrestrial Ecology Monitoring Program, our ecologists measure and monitor ecological values and indicators for Coastal Upland Swamps in the Sydney Basin Bioregion (Upland Swamps) listed as Endangered under the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (BC Act) and the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). “The Niche…

We’re hiring! Ecology Consultant– QLD Brisbane

The opportunity! We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Ecology Consultant to join our QLD Environment team. The role is responsible for providing technical ecological assessment, research and advice, contributing to project management, and conducting ecological field work. The successful candidate will ideally work from our Brisbane office though flexible working arrangement will also be…

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Niche takes climate action by supporting reforestation and carbon farming

At Niche, we care about sustaining our environment and to demonstrate our commitment we are continuing to minimise the impact of our operations through offsetting our carbon emissions.  “By measuring our organisation’s carbon footprint annually, we are able to understand the sources of our carbon emissions and explore ways to reduce them… “We’ve reduced our…

Endangered Koala conservation status update

Did you know the conservation status of the Koala within NSW, QLD and the ACT has recently changed from Vulnerable to Endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)? See the Commonwealth Government media release here. “The impact of prolonged drought, followed by the black summer bushfires, and the cumulative…

What is biodiversity offsetting and what does it mean for your project in NSW?

Principal ecologist and biodiversity offsetting specialist Dr Amanda Griffith introduces the basics of biodiversity offsetting, and how it applies in NSW. Biodiversity offsets aim to deliver beneficial and sustainable environmental outcomes and are an integral component of most project approvals in Australia. In NSW, the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme (BOS) provides the framework for assessing impacts…

Fire Access and Fire Trail (FAFT) Program

NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service has engaged our multidisciplinary team to undertake six REFs for the Fire Access and Fire Trail (FAFT) Program across various regions in southern NSW. The FAFT Program will enhance the fire trail network and associated infrastructure to meet new Rural Fire Service standards. Each REF requires a combination of…

Meet our team: Ecologist Lauren Eade

Lauren joined Niche’s consulting team in March 2021. Originally from Cairns, Lauren has five years of experience working as an ecologist and fauna spotter-catcher, including time spent in remote areas of Queensland’s Far North. While based on the Cape York Peninsula, Lauren’s fieldwork included investigations and monitoring of the region’s threatened Northern Quoll and Palm…

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Rebecca Rowlingson joins Niche to lead environment team in Queensland

Niche Environment and Heritage has appointed Rebecca Rowlingson to lead the growing environmental and ecological consulting team in Queensland. As an environmental scientist and program manager, Rebecca draws on over 14 years of professional experience gained in the resources and energy sectors. Rebecca has strong communication skills, allowing her to develop relationships with clients, collaborate…